Essay on Plato

Crito – 1004 words – College

Socrates says that there is no point in being angry or sad at this moment. 3. How much longer does Socrates have to live before he will be executed, and what will determine this? He probably has a day or two more to live, because he will be executed when the ship arrives and that […]

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Plato’s Gaurdian Class

Plato’s Guardian Class Guardians are put into place to defend morality and rule society because they know the truth and posses the knowledge and wisdom of true forms. In order for there to be a just state, there must be a balance between the different types of people, namely; reason dominated, spirit dominated and appetite […]

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The body/soul distinction is a myth derived from philosophers such as Plato

To understand the distinction that many philosophers make between body and soul, it is foremost important to define what exactly they both are. Both segments of the being can be seen to exhibit specific characteristics that make them identifiable as what we call ‘body’ and ‘soul’. The majority of the world population would define ‘body’ […]

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Phaedo – 483 words – College

The purpose of this paper is to prove that Socrates is successful in replying to the objections of Simmias and Cebes in Plato’s Phaedo, and in proving the soul to be immortal. Simmias’ objection basically challenges Socrates’ claim that the soul is immortal. Simmias inquires why the soul is not similar to a lyre and […]

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Plato’s Theory of Forms

Term paper Plato’s theory of forms “Everything which exist in this world and all things that we see around us are not as they appear to us” this is the core idea behind plato’s theory of forms. From this idea only he moves towards explaining his world of forms or ideas. In his book called […]

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Art History & Philosophy

1) In a democracy, ought members of a persistent minority feel obliged to obey laws with which they do not agree and have no hope of changing?Firstly, we must establish what a “persistent minority” actually is. In block 3, it is described as people who are always on the losing side of elections (Block 3, […]

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Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave

Plato’s theories about reality involve the allegory, in which Plato expresses something of his beliefs about learning, and his beliefs about the relation between the world of appearances and the world of Reality. Plato suggests that there was a difference between intellectual knowledge, gained through reason, and the knowledge gained through using the senses. He […]

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A coherent account of Plato’s concept of the body/soul distinction

A: Plato believed that humans could be broken down into 3 parts: the body, the mind and the soul. The body is the physical part of the body that is only concerned with the material world, and through which we are able to experience the world we live in. it wants to experience self-gratification. It […]

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Compare, Contrast, and Evaluate Plato and Aristotle on human Well-being

Plato’s ethics concerning well-being arise from the end of the discussion on justice where Thrasymachus articulates that justice is in fact merely a social contract whereby people agree not to inflict harm on others in return for not being harmed. Out of this rises the question well if this is all justice is, if it […]

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Plato and Nietzsche on Authority

Nietzsche and Plato have many similarities in their discussion of political philosophy. Both dislike and hold contempt for democracy, and both favour a meritocratically chosen elite holding authority. There are even many similarities between the characteristics that they require in the group. However, there are differences too. Nietzsche doesn’t outline a strict theory of authority, […]

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Comparison Between Aristotle and Plato on Mimesis

iA comparison between Aristotle and Plato on mimesis 1. Introduction Mimesis, as a controversial concept starting from the 15th century, is among the oldest terms in literature and artistic theory, and is certainly among the most fundamental. Developing centuries, the concept of mimesis has been explored and reinterpreted by scholars in various academic fields. The […]

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Ignorance of the Law

In the civil code of the Philippines republic act no. 368 this maxim is in article 3. When we say ‘Ignorance of the law’, we refer not only to the literal word of the law itself but also to the meaning or interpretation given to said law by our court of justice. This maxim also […]

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Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

As a requirement for our Introduction to Philosophy class, I just finish reading 95 percent of the book “Sophie’s World” by Jostein Gaarder. Indeed, this book is phenomenal because of its huge success and as a literary breakthrough in the world of Philosophy. Also it combines the teaching and appreciation of Philosophy with a simple […]

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Simile of the Cave

Simile of the Cave, also known as The Allegory of the Cave is from Book VII of The Republic, written by Plato in 360 B. C. Here Plato uses the analogy of a cave to put forth his beliefs and concepts on knowledge and learning. According to Kelly Ross, ???The most enduring image of the […]

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Impact of Literature on Our Lives

The word literature means literally ‘letters’, it is on account of this that learned men are referred to as men of letters. Reading of literature is important for us, for it gives valuable insights to various facets of life. It inculcates in us the power of reasoning, as Francis Bacon said, “Read not to contradict […]

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Meaning Of Life

The debate on the meaning of life is one of the most prominent topics in a rational discourse from ancient time up to this contemporary period. There are several hypotheses stating that the meaning of life is equivalent to the realization of one’s own purpose. On the other hand, there are assumptions claiming that life […]

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Did Atlantis Really Exist?

Did Atlantis Exist? Known as one of the world’s greatest mysteries, Atlantis is a legend written by the Greek philosopher Plato. The legend was written thousands of years ago, but it is still talked about today (Smith Michael and Debora Smith). Scholars often argue that Atlantis existed, but those that do not agree remind those […]

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Position Paper

Protagoras of Abdera was one of several fifth century Greek thinkers collectively known as the Older Sophists, a group of travelling teachers or intellectuals who were experts in rhetoric (the science of oratory) and related subjects. His famous saying is: “Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are, and […]

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Plato and Machiavelli

Politics is the art of ruling for the benefit of the people. It implies power and power needs to find justification and arguments to support it. This is why there has always been a connection between politics and the principles of morality, no matter if the latter ones supported the former or if they stood […]

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Is the Unexamined Life Not Worth Living

Socrates was a great man, and is said to be one of the greatest philosophers in history, some may find this notion questionable, based on some of his own teachings. One famous quote is: “The unexamined life is not worth living” Is the unexamined life not worth living? On the contrary, it is! It seems […]

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